THE makers of Spillers are asking for support for their kilos to £££ weight loss project to raise £5,000 for Redwings Horse Sanctuary.
Conscientious horse owners have already collectively registered a whopping 25,000kg of weight loss, as a part of the Spillers weight loss journey to help overweight horses get slimmer, while adding weight to Redwings Horse Sanctuary’s funds.
Every lost kilo is being converted by the feed company into £££ for Redwings; 25,000kg equates to £1250, which is a quarter of the total of the 100,000kg/ £5,000 that Spillers aims to raise for the charity by the end of the year.
It’s easy to join the campaign: If your horse has lost weight this year, then you can register their progress here. By doing so, you will be helping Redwings with their vital equine welfare work, which includes rescuing horses from the risks of obesity.
Being overweight can pose as much of a welfare risk as being underweight for horses, not only because of the direct weight-associated effects, but also due to the increased risks posed for certain clinical conditions, especially laminitis. Other health and welfare implications include increased joint strain, respiratory stress, heat intolerance, an increase in chronic low-grade inflammation in senior horses and reduced fertility.
The team at Spillers are committed to helping owners help their overweight horses slim down. They launched the Spillers Slimmers’ Club last year to help address the problem of equine obesity in a positive way. Now, with more than 3,800 members, the motivating and friendly club provides practical support and camaraderie for owners of overweight horses and ponies, to aid them on their weight loss journey.
“We are determined to hit the scales with 100,000 kilos lost by the end of the year,” said Spillers’ Product Manager, Sarah Nelson. “Not only will this generate £5,000 to support our favourite charity’s vital equine welfare work, but it will also support owners of overweight horses and ponies in achieving safe, sustainable weight loss.”
You can view the Redwings fundraising totaliser at: https:// www.spillers- feeds.com/ kilostopounds
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